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Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 353,043
Posted By Tonopah
2014 R1200GSW: two service bulletins on my bike...

2014 R1200GSW: two service bulletins on my bike recently. Sidestand switch needs inspection/replacement so motor won't cut out while sidestand is up; inspection/replacement of final drive real...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,595
Posted By Tonopah
I looked into the weight difference before I...

I looked into the weight difference before I replaced the OEM with the Akra slip on and I recall that 1kg lighter was about all it was.

I really did not like the sound of the bike with the OEM...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,301
Posted By Tonopah
The dyno chart is from me. 2013 GSW with OEM can...

The dyno chart is from me. 2013 GSW with OEM can vs. Akra slipon (baffle out). No mapping changes.

Basically, the dyno pretty much shows that the BMW engineers got the OEM can right. Akra...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,595
Posted By Tonopah
Yep, the dyno shows just how good the OEM can...

Yep, the dyno shows just how good the OEM can really is. No point in putting on the Akra can for anything other than sound -- it's hardly lighter than the OEM can either. Spend the "Akra money" on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,595
Posted By Tonopah
OEM vs. Akra on 2013 R1200GSW: ...

OEM vs. Akra on 2013 R1200GSW:

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/Tonopah01/IMG_0541.jpg (http://s588.photobucket.com/user/Tonopah01/media/IMG_0541.jpg.html)
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,915
Posted By Tonopah
Waterproof?

I have one of the Roadcrafter Light one piece suits that is supposed to be waterproof. I road through a heavy downpour for about 45 minutes and thought I was fine -- but noticed the dreaded crotch...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 2,557,806
Posted By Tonopah
Went on a 2200 mile trip through parts of AZ, UT,...

Went on a 2200 mile trip through parts of AZ, UT, CO, ID, and WY and mixed camping with hotels. I use dry bags instead of topcase and it worked out well. Endurastan drybag (black) and Ortlieb...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,712
Posted By Tonopah
I'm pretty sure the GSAW has a slightly lower 1st...

I'm pretty sure the GSAW has a slightly lower 1st gear and a heavier flywheel and those two differences from the regular GSW (if true) would improve off pavement riding.

For me, it doesn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,712
Posted By Tonopah
>If you off-road, the GSAW is the right choice.< ...

>If you off-road, the GSAW is the right choice.<

Why? It's bigger, heavier, and harder to get your feet on the ground. The GSAW would be wonderful for long distance on paved highways but off...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,712
Posted By Tonopah
The BMW Mororrad USA site lists the GSW at 525...

The BMW Mororrad USA site lists the GSW at 525 pounds wet and the GSA at 573 wet -- so about a 50 pound difference. The GSA seat height is also about 1.5 inches taller.

If you can fit it and if...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 405,172
Posted By Tonopah
I have an Akra on my 2014 GSW and I had the bike...

I have an Akra on my 2014 GSW and I had the bike dyno'd by the BMW dealership with the OEM can and then with the Akra.

The results essentially showed that the BMW folks got the OEM can right in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,803
Posted By Tonopah
Mine stared do this at about 6,000 miles (in cold...

Mine stared do this at about 6,000 miles (in cold weather). Dealer recommended Techron to add to the gas. I did that but haven't ridden enough since to determine if that helped.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By Tonopah
Giant Loop has three tank bags: Fandango Pro...

Giant Loop has three tank bags:

Fandango Pro
Fandango
Diablo

I use the little Diablo on a DR650 and the Fandango on an F650. Like 'em.
All of them should fit a GSW Adventure, I would think.
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 346,881
Posted By Tonopah
I am planning to ride from central AZ up to...

I am planning to ride from central AZ up to Jackson Hole, WY and back towards the end of this month. '14 R1200GSW with nice, new PR4 Trail tires. Plan to camp along the way.

I'll use a...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 2,557,806
Posted By Tonopah
I like the Endurastan waterproof bags primarily...

I like the Endurastan waterproof bags primarily because they have loops for Rok straps.

http://www.enduristan.com/en/products/typhoon.html

Endurastan.tiff
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 2,557,806
Posted By Tonopah
Munds Park, Arizona, 6500 feet and blessedly...

Munds Park, Arizona, 6500 feet and blessedly cool.

2014 R1200GS loaded:

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/Tonopah01/IMG_0679.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 353,043
Posted By Tonopah
I found that adjusting the clutch lever to a...

I found that adjusting the clutch lever to a position closer to the handle bars improved shifting. In the OEM position I had to let the clutch lever out a looong way. That complicated timing the...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,389
Posted By Tonopah
I have a Miles Uber Bivy and really like it. ...

I have a Miles Uber Bivy and really like it. Packs small and is lightweight. It has proven to be totally rain proof while at the same time it breathes very well. No condensation issues. No stakes...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,312
Posted By Tonopah
Talk about loud -- Karoo 3's make quite a lot of...

Talk about loud -- Karoo 3's make quite a lot of noise. Nice tire though.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 89,058
Posted By Tonopah
My R1200GSW was delivered with Karoo 3's. ...

My R1200GSW was delivered with Karoo 3's. Seriously doubt BMW would do that if they are not recommended for the GS !!
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 346,881
Posted By Tonopah
DR650 and WB Blackbird at campground in Oak Creek...

DR650 and WB Blackbird at campground in Oak Creek Canyon, AZ

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/Tonopah01/IMG_0613.jpg (http://s588.photobucket.com/user/Tonopah01/media/IMG_0613.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 99,801
Views: 19,136,239
Posted By Tonopah
Old guy having fun on old guy version of single...

Old guy having fun on old guy version of single track.

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/Tonopah01/PRMS2963.jpg (http://s588.photobucket.com/user/Tonopah01/media/PRMS2963.jpg.html)

Game...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 99,801
Views: 19,136,239
Posted By Tonopah
I like the bold new gray color (!). Matches the...

I like the bold new gray color (!). Matches the color of my hair.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 99,801
Views: 19,136,239
Posted By Tonopah
My main ride is a BMW R1200GSW but I recently...

My main ride is a BMW R1200GSW but I recently picked up a DR650 too. Ever since I got the DR I notice that my gorgeous GSW sits quietly in the garage on the battery tender. I am surprised how much...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,016
Posted By Tonopah
On factory low suspension GSW's the ESA is...

On factory low suspension GSW's the ESA is programed differently to deal correctly with the lower suspension.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,016
Posted By Tonopah
I have the low suspension GSW. I am 5'8" and 175...

I have the low suspension GSW. I am 5'8" and 175 pounds with a 29" inseam. I ride the GSW low suspension bike with a regular height seat. I can flat foot. With the regular height seat the distance...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 70,386
Posted By Tonopah
>Anyone with an experience of the...

>Anyone with an experience of the SaferMoto/Hit-Air product willing to post up in the comments please<

done
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,976
Posted By Tonopah
I have a low suspension (w/ reg height seat)...

I have a low suspension (w/ reg height seat) R1200GSW and love it. But I recently picked up a Suzuki DR650 too and enjoy its relatively lighter weight on dirt roads.
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 2,557,806
Posted By Tonopah
I just picked up a DR650 and have ordered Wolfman...

I just picked up a DR650 and have ordered Wolfman side racks for it. I'll use either Wolfman Rocky Mountain side bags or Expedition side bags (I have both in the garage from previous bikes)...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tonopah
I have a 29" inseam too. I ride an R1200GSW with...

I have a 29" inseam too. I ride an R1200GSW with the low suspension option but I put the regular seat on it (in place of the low seat) and I can flat foot. The factory low seat was more "low" than...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 346,881
Posted By Tonopah
I used the Miles Uber Bivy the other night and it...

I used the Miles Uber Bivy the other night and it was cold (high 40's) with steady rain. I had a Big Agnes Lost Ranger bag with an Exped 20" Synth Downmat in the bag pocket.

I was warm and dry...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 405,172
Posted By Tonopah
Before the Akra there were no flat spots and the...

Before the Akra there were no flat spots and the bike pulled strongly.
After the Akra -- the same thing except the bike no longer sounds like a sewing machine.

I expected possibly some...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 405,172
Posted By Tonopah
http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/Tonopah01...

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/Tonopah01/IMG_0541.jpg (http://s588.photobucket.com/user/Tonopah01/media/IMG_0541.jpg.html)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 405,172
Posted By Tonopah
Dyno showed OEM = Max power 110.58 Max Torque...

Dyno showed OEM = Max power 110.58 Max Torque 80.93
Akra can with baffle out = Max power 111.62 Max Torque 81.36
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 405,172
Posted By Tonopah
I put the Akra can on my '13 R12GS and the BMW...

I put the Akra can on my '13 R12GS and the BMW shop was interested so they dyno'd the bike before and after. The results really showed how good the OEM can is. With the Akra I gained a tad more...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 346,881
Posted By Tonopah
I often motorcycle camp and I live in central...

I often motorcycle camp and I live in central Arizona. No trees suitible for hanging around here but my motorcycle rides take me through the southwest and up into the trees north of here too. I am...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 353,043
Posted By Tonopah
I noticed yesterday that on my Nav V there is a...

I noticed yesterday that on my Nav V there is a warning triangle with the numeral "2" in it. When I touched the triangle it opened up a page with two identical warnings telling me that my bike did...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,892
Posted By Tonopah
A downside to Ride-On is that it can possibly...

A downside to Ride-On is that it can possibly mess up internal tire pressure monitors in your tires. I think I saw a list somewhere of the bikes with TPMs that are okay with Ride-On and those that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 353,043
Posted By Tonopah
My TPS reads 4 psi low and I am at 2,000 feet.

My TPS reads 4 psi low and I am at 2,000 feet.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,852
Posted By Tonopah
Is the Altrider pillion rack and rear rack (in...

Is the Altrider pillion rack and rear rack (in low position) compatible with Vario side cases? In other words, can the side cases be removed/installed with the Altrider racks in place?

I ask...
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